Stars

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⭐️⭐️⭐️

1. Even on the darkest night, Lord God,
Your stars shine far above.

2. Even when they’re veiled by clouds,
They sing together of your love.

3. Even though my eyes grow dim, Lord God,
My faith and hope burn bright,

4. For, when I no longer see them,
You, instead, will be my light.

⭐️⭐️⭐️


References

1. It is the Lord who provides the sun to light the day and the moon and stars to light the night (Jeremiah 31:35; NLT).

2. The terrible storm raged for many days, blotting out the sun and the stars (Acts 27:20; NLT).

In the singing together of stars of morning […] all sons of God shout for joy (Job 38:7; YLT).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

3. Remember him before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is dim to your old eyes, and rain clouds continually darken your sky (Ecclesiastes 12:2; NLT).

Blessed are those who believe without seeing me (John 20:29; NLT).

Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God” Mark 11:22; NLT).

I will put my hope in God (Psalm 42:5; NLT).

4. He was an old man now and could no longer see (1 Kings 14:4; NLT).

I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life (John 8:12; NLT).

Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light (Micah 7:8; NLT).

Lord is my light and my salvation (Psalm 27:1; NLT).

May your Spirit fall

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I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised

(Luke 24:49; NLT).

1. Lord,
May your Spirit fall on us
Like dew;
Or like a welcome breeze,
Or tiny spark.

2. Lord,
May your Spirit fall on us
Like rain;
Or like a shining cloud,
Or rainbow arc.

3. Lord,
May your Spirit fall on us
Like fire;
Or like a sudden storm,
Or cry of love.

4. Lord,
May your Spirit fall on us
Like light;
Or like a gentle whisper,
Or a dove.

 


References

1. The Holy Spirit fell on them (Acts 11:15; NLT).

I will be to Israel like a refreshing daw falling from heaven (Hosea 14:5; NLT).

2. Let my words fall like rain on tender grass (Deuteronomy 32:2; NLT).

A bright cloud overshadowed them (Matthew 17:5; NLT).

I have placed my rainbow in the clouds (Genesis 9:13; NLT).

3. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:3-4; NLT).

Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting (Acts 2:2; NLT).

Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NLT).

4. The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you (Luke 1:35; NLT).

Your life-giving light will fall like dew on your people (Isaiah 26:19; NLT).

After the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12; NLT).

As Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove (Mark 1:10; NLT).

I glimpse your glory

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They could see the awesome glory of the Lord
in the cloud (Exodus 16:10; NLT).


1. Lord,
I glimpse your glory in the skies:
Your planets, clouds and stars,
Your sun and moon.

2. Lord,
I sense your beauty in the earth:
Your forests, hills and valleys,
Flower-strewn.

3. Lord,
I feel your power in the sea:
Your currents, waves and storms,
Your ebb and flood.

4. Lord,
I know your presence in my prayers:
Your still, small voice, your light,
Warmth, peace and love.


Sovereign Lord, you made the heavens and earth
and the sea, and everything in them
(Acts 4:24; NIV).


References

1. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands (Psalm 19:1; NIV).

2. From Mount Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth (Psalm 50:2; NIV).

3. By his power he churned up the sea (Job 26:12; NIV).

4. You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

After the fire [came] a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; KJV).

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

You shield me

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This short dialogue is the starting-point for today’s prayer:

Moses: Show me your glorious presence.

God: I will make all my goodness pass before you. But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live. Look, stand near me on this rock. As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by (Exodus 33:18-22; NLT).


1. With thick clouds, Lord, you shield me
From your glory,
While you dwell within my flesh,
To give me life.

2. With shadows, you protect me
From your brilliance,
While you dwell within my mind,
To give me light.

3. With darkness, you preserve me
From your power,
While you dwell within my heart,
To give me rest;

4. And though my anguish
Blinds me to your presence,
You dwell within my soul,
So I am blest.


References

1. Thick clouds swirl about him (Job 22:14; NIV).

God is my shield (Psalm 7:10; NLT).

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

2. He has hidden me in the shadow of his hand (Isaiah 49:2; NLT).

He […] protects those who suffer (Job:11; NLT).

His face was like the sun in all its brilliance (Revelation 1:16; NLT).

The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness (Psalm 18:28; NLT).

3. He shrouded himself in darkness (2 Samuel 22:12; NLT).

The Lord preserves the simple (Psalm 116:6; RSV).

All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his (Jude 1:25; NLT).

I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

4. How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? (Psalm 13:2; NLT).

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? (Psalm 22:1; NLT).

My eyes are blinded by my tears (Psalm 88:9; NLT).

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

God blesses those who are poor in spirit, and realise their need for him (Matthew 5:3; NLT).

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation (James 1:12; NLT).